TV Ratings Monday: CBS Wins as 'Bones,' 'Smash,' 'The Voice' & 'DWTS' Fall to Lows; 'House' Slips; 'Hawaii Five-0' Edges a Rising 'Castle'
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.1/8||2.9/8||2.6/7||2.0/5||1.5/4||0.6/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.0/6||2.4/4||1.5/4||1.7/5||1.6/5||0.7/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||10.004||8.070||14.353||6.788||3.889||1.181|
CBS marked its first Monday win since the season premiere of The Voice as How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly were each up a tenth of an adults 18-49 rating point from their last originals. Two and a Half Men was down a tenth from its last original but still was the night’s highest rated show with adults 18-49 with a 3.7 rating. Hawaii Five-0 slipped a tenth vs. its last original three weeks ago to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating
The Voice fell 8% from last Monday and marked a new series low for a performance show with a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Smash fell 10% to a series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
Dancing with the Stars dropped 16% to a series low for a performance show with a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Castle was up 14% from two weeks ago to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating
On Fox, Bones fell three tenths from last week to a season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and House slipped two tenths to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie were each up a tenth from last week with adults 18-49, with both drawing a 0.6 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 30 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||How I Met Your Mother||3.2/10||7.89|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars||2.5/7||15.01|
|8:30||CBS||2 Broke Girls||3.5/9||9.14|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men||3.7/9||11.25|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars||2.8/7||16.67|
|CW||Hart of Dixie||0.6/1||1.31|
|9:30||CBS||Mike & Molly||3.2/8||10.23|
via NBC press notes:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.8/9; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/6.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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